DE Shaun Ellis suffers rib injury

PITTSBURGH -- Patriots defensive end Shaun Ellis suffered a rib injury in the first quarter of Sunday's game against the Steelers.

Ellis took himself out of the game after landing awkwardly pursuing Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. After being checked out by trainers on the sideline, he went to the locker room in the second quarter.

The team classified his return as questionable.